TAKE ACTION: Marriott Hotels Threatening Wi-Fi
Dec. 15, 2014  |   Wireless Innovation Alliance

This October, the FCC found Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center to be guilty of blocking guests’ personal Wi-Fi hotspots and fined Marriott International $600,000.

But: Marriott and others are petitioning the FCC, arguing they should be able to block your Wi-Fi. In fact, they say anyone should be able to block Wi-Fi hotspots.

This is wrong. Not only did the FCC just say so -- twice -- but this could be really bad for innovation and access to communications. If Marriott and others gets their way, anyone could block your iPad, your iPhone, your MiFi… for whatever reason.

Take Action to Protect Wi-Fi:

Lend your social voice to our Thunderclap to tell the Federal Communications Commission to clarify to Marriott that blocking legal communications is not allowed.

When you've done that, consider:

Tweeting: The @FCC should not let @Marriott block Wi-Fi hotspots http://ow.ly/FVbgF

Add your voice to the conversation by filing a comment with the FCC that rejects Marriott’s claims and petition. The deadline is December 19, 2014.

Follow @WIASuperWIFI for updates.

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